Pistachio Lime Crusted Rack of Lamb

These lamb racks make an easy yet elegant dinner entrée.

Ingredients List:

  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) packed fresh mint
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) red chili flakes
  • 2 SunGold French Lamb Racks, cap off
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard

Preparation & Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). In food processor, pulse garlic, pistachios, mint, thyme, lime zest and chili flakes until finely chopped. Transfer to shallow dish; set aside.
  • Season lamb with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large skillet set over medium heat; sear lamb racks all over, starting with fat side down, for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until browned. Let cool slightly.
  • Brush mustard evenly over fat side of lamb racks; coat in pistachio mixture, pressing to adhere.
  • Transfer lamb to parchment paper-lined baking sheet; roast for 20 to 25 minutes for medium-rare or until instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of lamb without touching bone registers 145 degrees Fahrenheit (63 degrees Celsius), or cook to desired doneness. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut into 2-rib portions.


  • For medium doneness, cook lamb to internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71 degrees Celsius), and 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 degrees Celsius) for medium-well.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4